Bonjour! from Bordeaux, France


View of the Village of Monterosso in Cinque Terre

What a journey it has been thus far…I’ve been traveling for about 2 weeks now and I can’t believe the things I’ve seen and done so far. From hiking up mountains to wine tasting in the heart of wine country, it has been an unbelievable experience so far. Before the 3-week program even began in Bordeaux at the KEDGE Business School I traveled to Munich, Germany and Florence, Cinque Terre, and Rome in Italy. I highly recommend planning a trip to Cinque Terre! One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. If you’re looking for a place to stay for cheap, check out Ospitalia de Mare. Located in Levanto, which is not one of the main villages which means hardly any tourists!

Bare with me as I go over some great experiences and things I’ve learned in the 2 short weeks I’ve been in Europe. First, pack light if you plan on traveling before or after your program! You have to carry, pull, and lug all that baggage around so keep that in mind. Bring comfortable shoes as well, I know you may be told that a lot but it’s very true. You do a lot of walking! Another thing I highly suggest is try out the local food wherever you may be. Don’t do Subway, McDonalds etc. all the time because you can get that back in the states. Venture out and try something out of your comfort zone. Also, go to the market and get groceries – it saves a lot of money.

A few key places to visit: If in Rome on a Wednesday, I highly suggest catching the Pope around 10 AM for his weekly address. Coming from a Catholic, it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve encountered. Another great place to go to if in Bordeaux is Arcachon. Home of the largest Sand Dune in Europe…more like a mountain of sand looking out over the Atlantic ocean. I will leave you with these two places to map out…stay tuned for more!


The Pope during his weekly address to the people (Vatican City)

I still have about 3 weeks left with plans to visit Paris, Barcelona, and London. I’m looking forward to meeting my sister and aunt in London! I look forward to posting more about my journey!



Clay Jernigan



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